Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tides, thistles, and whale clouds

On our final full day in Maine, I decided to return to the Thunder Hole section of the coastline and do some more "playing" with the rocks and surf.




 Sometimes it's fun to just pick a spot for awhile and watch the hydraulic developments.




As we moved down the coast just a bit, the topography offered nice little surprises. The diversity of plant life in this tide pool was remarkable. The first photo places it in context, but I also rather like the abstract isolation of the second one.



I love the curved coastline, the red rocks, green trees, blue water, and textured sky. Sadly, I can't live right at that location, but I think it will live in me for quite a while.


After the raw power of the ocean against the cliffs, I found a nice soft contrast in a thistle, a dead tree, and sparse clouds.



Later in the day, I revisited a pier in Bar Harbor, where low tide allowed me to clamber around the slippery rocks that collect seaweed, barnacles, and other colorful stuff. I used my old friend the tilt/shift lens (17mm) to get the perspective I wanted.


For a little while, the clouds mimicked a whale with impressive flukes.



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8 comments:

  1. Just breathtaking. Next time you go, if you need a pack mule.... I'm just sayin'.... :-)

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    1. LOL, be careful what you wish for!

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    2. Are you taking volunteers?

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  2. Hmm...not sure what whale flukes are but I guess I should feel envious?

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    1. Flukes are the two lobes of a whale tale...not sure why any human would feel envious. ;-)

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  3. Well, perhaps fluke envy is a distant cousin of Freud's concept of penis envy.

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    1. I think that would be just a linguistic fluke, but I dunno.

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